Hospitality of God by Brendan Byrne
A Reading of Luke's Gospel
By Byrne, Brendan
This book considers the Gospel of Luke through a clear progression of the life and ministry of Jesus.
The Hospitality of God approaches Luke's gospel through the interpretive key of "hospitality". It looks at the gospel as a whole, yet lingers upon scenes where the theme of hospitality is particularly prominent, such as the infancy stories, Jesus at Nazareth, Jesus in the house of Simon, the Good Samaritan, Martha and Mary, the banquet in 14:1-35, the Prodigal Son, Jesus' visit to the tax collector Zacchaeus, the institution of the Eucharist, and the Emmaus event.
This revised edition includes a new introductory chapter titled "Features of Luke's Gospel," which includes distinctive themes and motifs of the gospel that invite all to join in the life-giving hospitality of God. An excellent resource for students, teachers, and pastors interested in Luke's gospel or in search of a helpful perspective for pastoral and homiletic reflection and preparation.